Tributes are being paid to the late Trini Lopez, the singer and actor who died at the age of 83.
Best known for his role in The Dirty Dozen and his cover of “If I Had a Hammer”, Lopez died in Palm Springs, California, of complications stemming from coronavirus.
Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez. Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/9KRJXDXeWK
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 11, 2020
The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl is among those to have expressed admiration for Lopez, describing his Lopez signature guitar as his “most prized possession”.
“Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, wrote the band on Twitter. “Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one.”
“Every album we have ever made, from the first to the latest, was recorded with my red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar. It is the sound of our band, and my most prized possession from the day I bought it in 1992. Thank you, Trini for all of your contributions. You will be missed by many, remembered by all.”